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Carson-Douglas rivalry finishes 2nd in the West

Despite a nearly 600 percent improvement from the state voting, the Carson-Douglas rivalry came up short in the USA Today Best High School Football Rivalry contest regional voting last week.

The rivalry, which easily won the voting for best in the state of Nevada, finished second in the Western United States behind the Douglas-Bisbee rivalry in Arizona.

Douglas-Bisbee finished with 92,163 votes during the regional voting while Carson and Douglas finished with 40,654 votes. That was up from 7,124 votes during the state competition.

Still, the Tigers and Senators finished above the best rivalries from 10 other states, including California, Colorado, Washington and Oregon.

Sheridan and Campbell County out of Wyoming finished third in the voting at 38,536 votes and Lincoln and San Jose Academy out of California was fourth at 24,956.

Oregon City and West Linn in Oregon was fifth at 13,971 votes.

Voting in the national competition ends today.

Douglas-Bisbee is up against T.R. Miller-W.S. Neal (Ala.) from the South, Brookefield-Marceline (Mo.) from the Midwest and St. Johnsbury-Lyndon (Vt.) from the North.

Brookfield and Marceline have a commanding lead through six days of voting with nearly 1.5 million votes.

Douglas and Bisbee have garnered 662,723 votes, which amounts to 22.5 percent of the vote and is good enough for a slight edge on second place.

The winning schools will receive $10,000 to split between the athletic departments and USA Today will cover next year's rivalry game live and present the schools with a rotating trophy to be kept by the winning school each year.

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The Record Courier Updated Dec 18, 2012 04:28PM Published Dec 18, 2012 04:27PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.